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Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a profile of Noreen Krall, Apple’s chief patent litigator handling the growing number of lawsuits and other disputes involving Apple, including the high-profile U.S. case that saw Apple win a $1 billion verdict against Samsung late last month. The article offers an interesting look at how Krall has managed to become one of the “masters of the chessboard” in understanding patent and court rules around the world and herding teams of lawyers both inside and outside of the company
While several observers have noted shortages of Apple’s current 27-inch iMac at resellers over the past several months, the tight supplies now appear to be increasingly affecting Apple’s own retail stores. According to a survey of retail store stock availability through the “Personal Pickup” program at Apple’s 249 U.S. locations, each of the two standard 27-inch iMac configurations is currently out of stock at approximately half of all Apple retail stores
The latest version of Counter-Strike — Valve’s flagship series and one of the most popular PC gaming titles ever — has arrived on the Mac via Steam . Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth title in the CS series, which has sold more than 27 million units in its lifetime. Along with Portal 2 , this is the second time that Valve has launched a flagship game simultaneously on the Mac and the PC, and the first Counter-Strike release since Steam launched on the Mac in 2010. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago
Ars Technica has been doing some testing after reports emerged that some Mountain Lion early adopters were experiencing degraded battery life after upgrading to OS X 10.8. A 46-page thread with nearly 700 replies has been growing over the past several weeks on the Apple Support Forums. Ars writer Chris Foresman, after extended testing, discovered that the battery life of his Retina MacBook Pro review unit dropped 38% from its previous 8-hours. He was unable to narrow down blame for the battery loss to any particular bit of software or system process
Amid continued rumors that Apple intends to release a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in the coming months, a Geekbench 2 benchmark submitted late last month as a “MacBookPro10,2″ appears to represent the machine in question.
Over the past several days, Gizmodo has been highlighting freezing and crashing issues on several of its staff’s new MacBook Air models, linking the problems to Google Chrome. Switching to Apple’s Safari browser eliminated all of the issues, and thus the site recommended that owners of the new machines avoid Chrome for the time being. Google has now issued a statement to Gizmodo acknowledging that Chrome is the culprit and discussing the steps it is taking to address the issue. While Google has disabled some of Chrome’s GPU acceleration on an emergency basis as it seeks to deploy a permanent solution, the company has also filed a bug report with Apple as such issues should not be able to cause an entire system to freeze or crash. “We have identified a leak of graphics resources in the Chrome browser related to the drawing of plugins on Mac OS X
With the first Mid-2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models reaching the public, Primate Labs has collated some data from its Geekbench 2 benchmarking database to assess the raw performance of these systems compared to their predecessors. For the MacBook Pro, Primate Labs has data on four different models: the new Retina model with 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz processors and the non-Retina model with 2.3 GHz and 2.7 GHz processors. The top-of-the-line 2.7 GHz system registers with a Geekbench average score of 12,303, roughly 16% higher than the top-of-the-line 2.5 GHz Sandy Bridge system from the previous generation
Apple today updated MacBook Air with the latest Intel Core processors, faster graphics, and flash storage that is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
At WWDC today, Apple introduced a third line of notebook computers that Phil Schiller called the “Next Generation MacBook Pro.” He noted that the company was “willing to discard old, legacy things” to make a new notebook that was radically thin and light. An Apple video called it “the very best computer that we’ve ever built.” The new MacBook Pro — which is in addition to the existing line of Pro’s, which was also updated today — is built around a 15.4″ Retina display at a 2880×1880 resolution, 220 ppi with 5,184,000 pixels, with a display that is built directly into the unibody construction to make the notebook lighter. It includes quad-core Ivy Bridge processors up to 2.8GHz and turbo boost up to 3.7GHz, up to 16GB of MacBook Air-like non-upgradable 1600MHz RAM, and a maximum of 768GB of next generation flash storage. The new Pro weighs in at 4.46 pounds and is 0.71″ thick, but does not include a MacBook Air-like tapered body. There is no optical drive
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.